Rare Vos (Amber Ale) | Brewery Ommegang

3,354 Ratings
Rare Vos (Amber Ale)Rare Vos (Amber Ale)

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2000

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Deep orange-red copper color with a big billowy, creamy head. Nose is faint orange and coriander. Taste is coriander and orange peel. More orange peel and a hint of floral on the finish, followed by coriander and clove. Nice balance. Refreshing with just right carbonation. This is an enjoyable beer that has enough complexity to maintain my interest, yet not so overdone as to demand my attention.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

The beer pours hazy orange amber with a one finger white head. The beer itself defines styles. It is malty enough to be an amber ale, hopped enough to be a pale and has wheat characteristics that make me think witbier. The beer has a lot of wheat characters, its somewhat floral and grassy. The Belgian yeast strain really adds a lot of personality to the beer, it gives is ginger and spicy clove flavors. The has the perfect balance of malts and a slight bitter and floral flavor from the hops. It drinks very easily and has plenty of feel to go around.
Overall, I cant say enough good things about this very approachable brew.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip. Best by 6/2013.

A - Pours a rustic copper with a one and a half finger everlasting head. Very hazy, allowing very little light to pass through. Sticky rings of lacing remain on the glass. This is what I think a beer in this style should like.

S - Smells of belgian yeast, banana, pear. Spices riddled throughout, black pepper and corriander. Good balance with some floral hops. Very dynamic aroma with all the components of a great BPA.

T - The first thing that I notice is how tart this is. Sour apple, tart pear, and a touch of funk all contribute to this. Sweet and rich banana bread undertones with just a slight grass hop bitterness on the finish. The tartness dies down after a few sips and enhances the other flavors. Good stuff.

M - Effervescent with a light-medium body. A nice drying finish.

O - This is easily one fo my favorite examples of the style. Tart, crisp, and complex. It remains fruity and light and lacks the rich bready malts I don't care for in a belgian pale ale. As a bonus it is perpetually available all over the place. This is a fantastic beer.

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Rare Vos (Amber Ale) from Brewery Ommegang
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